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November 04, 2022

NOAA’s NWS and GSL successfully rebuild experimental model on the Cloud

Computing capacity is crucial for advances in data processing in weather and climate models, but as newer model versions have increased data resolution, on-site capacity may not be sufficient. On September 21st, 2022, the NOAA National Weather Service and NOA Global Systems Laboratory development teams were able to demonstrate that NOAA's Rapid ...

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October 26, 2022

GSL delivers the prototype Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information system to Bay Area users

Tracking raindrops from cloud to ground to river and ocean in the San Francisco Bay Area.Heavy rain events are a hazard for California’s San Francisco Bay area and can overwhelm the water and wastewater infrastructure. The Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information (AQPI) is a regional project awarded to NOAA and collaborating partners by t...

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October 19, 2022

GSL advances software visualization and display system for use by forecasters

The Weather Archive and Visualization Environment (WAVE) is an online tool used by NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters to create consistent, understandable graphics for use in decision support, on social media, and in presentations. WAVE is being developed in partnership with the NWS, and can be accessed with NOAA credentials.GSL’s W...

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October 07, 2022

11th Science On a Sphere® Users Collaborative Network summary

The 11th Science On a Sphere® (SOS) Users Collaborative Network Workshop was held virtually August 30 - September 1, 2022 with 159 people registered from almost 100 institutions and 8 countries. The workshop was part of the ongoing SOS partnership with NOAA Global Systems Laboratory, NOAA Office of Education, and the Cooperative Institute for Re...

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September 30, 2022

GSL creates new visualizations of Urban Heat Islands

GSL has partnered with the NOAA Climate Program Office, the NOAA Office of Education the U.S. State Department, NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab, and Meta (Facebook) to bring Urban Heat Island (UHI) (definition at bottom) data to the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 27) taking place in Egypt during November. Meta will be pr...

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September 21, 2022

New model demonstrated in the Aviation Weather Testbed

NOAA’s experimental Rapid Refresh Forecast System (RRFS) was demonstrated at the Aviation Weather Testbed Summer Experiment from September 13-16. The Aviation Weather Testbed is hosted by the Aviation Weather Center and works to improve aviation forecasting in order to strengthen pilot and passenger safety and ease the decision-making process of...

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